The New York Times: Business

Is Alexa Listening? Amazon Echo Sent Out Recording of Couple’s Conversation

Is Alexa Listening? Amazon Echo Sent Out Recording of Couple’s Conversation

Amazon said that one of its Echo devices mistook a woman’s words for a set of commands instructing it to record her conversation with her husband and send it to one of his employees.
Trump Administration Plans to Revive ZTE, Prompting Backlash

Trump Administration Plans to Revive ZTE, Prompting Backlash

The Trump administration is said to have reached a deal that would allow the Chinese telecom firm ZTE to once again begin doing business with American companies.
Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers

Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington. The Trump administration’s order changing work rules across the Civil Service built on legislation passed last year that was aimed at the veterans’
Wealth Matters: An Investment on Your Wrist

Wealth Matters: An Investment on Your Wrist

A 2006 women’s Rolex that sold for $10,000 at auction at Sotheby’s in New York. The auction of vintage and modern watches raised more than $9 million.
Vocations: How a Guitar Maker Started Rocking, Back in the U.S.S.R.

Vocations: How a Guitar Maker Started Rocking, Back in the U.S.S.R.

Yuriy Shishkov, who came to the United States in 1990, was a fan of Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore while growing up in the Soviet Union. Decades later, Shishkov designed one for Prince.
Entrepreneurship: Her Father Loved Tequila. Now She Runs a Company That Makes It.

Entrepreneurship: Her Father Loved Tequila. Now She Runs a Company That Makes It.

“Once I was in the tequila industry, I loved it,” said Melly Barajas Cárdenas, who opened her distillery, Raza Azteca, nearly two decades ago. “The smell, the taste, it was marvelous.”
Oil Prices Reverse Their Rise, and Drivers May See Relief

Oil Prices Reverse Their Rise, and Drivers May See Relief

Pumping gas in Miami. Regular gasoline is averaging nearly $3 a gallon nationwide for the first time since 2014, but a recent drop in crude oil prices could provide relief.
The Spotted Pig Restaurant Empire Is Fracturing

The Spotted Pig Restaurant Empire Is Fracturing

The restaurateur Ken Friedman and the chef April Bloomfield in 2016 at Salvation Burger, their former restaurant in the Pod 51 hotel in Manhattan. It closed last July, before the allegations about Mr.
PepsiCo to Acquire the Fruit and Veggie Snack Maker Bare Foods

PepsiCo to Acquire the Fruit and Veggie Snack Maker Bare Foods

For PepsiCo, the purchase of Bare Foods is its latest effort to diversify its food and beverage portfolio and move toward the more natural, less-processed foods that are now in favor by increasingly

S&P, Dow Fall as Oil Drop Hurts Energy; Chipmakers Boost Nasdaq

The S&P 500 and the Dow eased on Friday after a steep drop in oil prices pressured energy stocks, but losses were limited by gains in chipmakers and retail stocks.

Rose McGowan and Other Harvey Weinstein Accusers React: ‘We Got You’

Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino, Annabella Sciorra and others expressed satisfaction and relief as Mr. Weinstein was arrested.
Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest Comes After Monthslong Downward Spiral

Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest Comes After Monthslong Downward Spiral

Harvey Weinstein was arrested in New York on Friday.
Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take

Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take

Single-payer health insurance is a popular idea among Democrats running for governor in California. But the logistics of such a program would be immensely challenging.
At Trump Tower, Michael Cohen and Oligarch Discussed Russian Relations

At Trump Tower, Michael Cohen and Oligarch Discussed Russian Relations

Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian billionaire, met with President Trump’s lawyer Michael D. Cohen 11 days before the inauguration.
Tax Break, or Kickback? Energy Benefit Becomes a Lightning Rod

Tax Break, or Kickback? Energy Benefit Becomes a Lightning Rod

The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York is among the public projects that have benefited from an energy-efficiency tax deduction. Many agencies have been prevented from taking advantage of the